My wife was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease in Dec.2000 and we were told that the form it is taking is rare in that the first signs were loss of her peripheral vision on the right hand side of both eyes. She also had some colour blindness which is unusual in a woman. She has been on medication to slow the illness but it has now progressed and affects her co-ordination and communication. She lost the ability to read and write about two years ago. Originally diagnosed at the National Hospital in London she was eventually transferred to our local hospital in Essex. The consultant that she is currently seeing her does not have any other cases that are following this same pattern. The dementia nurse has raised her case at meeting of others in the profession covering three counties and none of them have a patients following a similar pattern. My wife’s memory is very good both short and long term I have the experience of looking after my wife, whose eye sight has 90% gone and is not able to do much on her own, but I wonder whether there are any other carers with experience of this condition following a similar pattern, with whom I could share experiences.